Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Beatle -- A Moment Of Truth From The Life Of George Harrison

        "But Harrison's disquiet wasn't just about songs barred from The White Album:  there was the omnipresence of Yoko Ono.  Rolling Stone writer/Apple insider David Dalton recalls an incident in the studio where George was 'wailing on his Gretsch, happy as a clam, and Yoko began wailing along.' George threw his guitar on the ground and stormed out. 'I hear Eric isn't doing much these days,' a nonplussed Lennon said to McCartney."

Yoko Ono: "Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow" (Link)
Text excerpted from "Cry For A Shadow" by Michael Simmons, Mojo, November 2011 
Top George Harrison portrait by Richard Avedon, 1967


  1. The Yoko Factor in the universe is inexorable.

    Resist though we may, it will win out in the end.

  2. I loved this story when I read it. It just seemed so real on every level, even real on a Hard Day's Night level. In preparation for posting this, I made myself listen to Don't Worry Kyoko again. It had been a long time. In some ways it was reassuring to find that neither of us had changed. Ms. Ono is, apparently, currently on tour in Iceland, playing for paying customers. I assume it's a short tour -- even fewer dates available than, say, Belgium. I just don't know what to say, what to make of it. Actually, you said it all. Curtis